Stick
Stick Stick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stuck}(Obs. {Sticked}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sticking}.] [OE. stikien, v.t. & i., combined with steken, whence E. stuck), AS. stician, v.t. & i., and (assumed) stecan, v.t.; akin to OFries. steka, OS. stekan, OHG. stehhan, G. stechen, and to Gr. ? to prick, Skr. tij to be sharp. Cf. {Distinguish}, {Etiquette}, {Extinct}, {Instigate}, {Instinct}, {Prestige}, {Stake}, {Steak}, {Stick}, n., {Stigma}, {Stimulate}, {Sting}, {Stitch} in sewing, {Style} for or in writing.] 1. To penetrate with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to stab; hence, to kill by piercing; as, to stick a beast. [1913 Webster]

And sticked him with bodkins anon. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

It was a shame . . . to stick him under the other gentleman's arm while he was redding the fray. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to penetrate; to push, thrust, or drive, so as to pierce; as, to stick a needle into one's finger. [1913 Webster]

Thou stickest a dagger in me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To fasten, attach, or cause to remain, by thrusting in; hence, also, to adorn or deck with things fastened on as by piercing; as, to stick a pin on the sleeve. [1913 Webster]

My shroud of white, stuck all with yew. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The points of spears are stuck within the shield. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To set; to fix in; as, to stick card teeth. [1913 Webster]

5. To set with something pointed; as, to stick cards. [1913 Webster]

6. To fix on a pointed instrument; to impale; as, to stick an apple on a fork. [1913 Webster]

7. To attach by causing to adhere to the surface; as, to stick on a plaster; to stick a stamp on an envelope; also, to attach in any manner. [1913 Webster]

8. (Print.) To compose; to set, or arrange, in a composing stick; as, to stick type. [Cant] [1913 Webster]

9. (Joinery) To run or plane (moldings) in a machine, in contradistinction to working them by hand. Such moldings are said to be stuck. [1913 Webster]

10. To cause to stick; to bring to a stand; to pose; to puzzle; as, to stick one with a hard problem. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

11. To impose upon; to compel to pay; sometimes, to cheat. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

{To stick out}, to cause to project or protrude; to render prominent. [1913 Webster]


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  • stick — [stik] n. [ME stikke < OE sticca, akin to Du stek, ON stik < IE base * steig , a point > STAKE, Frank * stakka, Gr stigma, L instigare, INSTIGATE] 1. a long, usually slender piece of wood; specif., a) a twig or small branch broken off or …   English World dictionary

  • Stick — Stick, v. i. 1. To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall. [1913 Webster] The green caterpillar breedeth in the inward parts of roses not blown, where the dew sticketh. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To remain where placed; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stick — Stick, n. [OE. sticke, AS. sticca; akin to stician to stab, prick, pierce, G. stecken a stick, staff, OHG. steccho, Icel. stik a stick. See {Stick}, v. t..] 1. A small shoot, or branch, separated, as by a cutting, from a tree or shrub; also, any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stick — 1 Stick, adhere, cohere, cling, cleave can mean to be or become closely, firmly, or indissolubly attached. Stick implies attachment by affixing; one thing or a person sticks to another, or things or persons stick together when they are literally… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • stick — [n] pole, often wooden bar, bat, baton, billet, birch, bludgeon, board, branch, cane, club, cudgel, drumstick, ferrule, ingot, mast, rod, rule, ruler, shoot, slab, slat, staff, stake, stalk, stave, stem, strip, switch, timber, twig, wand, wedge;… …   New thesaurus

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